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Reform UK is “absolutely killing” the Tories, one in every of Rishi Sunak’s MPs has admitted in a leaked recording.

Danny Kruger, who co-chairs the right-wing New Conservatives faction, stated he was “very, very worried” about voters switching to the rebel get together.

The Tory MP for Devizes made the feedback at a gathering of native get together members in Salisbury final Friday.

In a leaked recording reported by The Telegraph, he’s requested concerning the growing assist for the rebranded Brexit Party.

Mr Kruger replied: “Yes. Yes, we should. I am very worried about that. Very, very worried about that.”

Asked what may be executed, Mr Kruger added: “Well, I mean, bluntly, we need to take the voters back because those voters voted Conservative last time, overwhelmingly – obviously some, not all.

“But they are at now, in some polls, 15% and we’re like at 19%. So I mean, they are absolutely killing us.”

Mr Kruger additionally admitted Reform’s criticism of the Conservative Party is “largely legitimate”.

He stated: “But I am sympathetic to their general critique. I don’t really believe in them, I don’t really like them to be honest.

“I don’t think they stand for genuine conservative ideas, I think they’re just a destructive force. I think it will be a tragedy if they did end up replacing us.

“But their general critique of what’s wrong, I think, is mostly valid. And the people who are attracted to them, I understand why and we have to have major respect for them, not insult them.”

It comes as a brand new YouGov ballot has put Richard Tice’s outfit on a document 16%, simply 5 factors behind the Tories on 21%.

Ashfield MP Lee Anderson earlier this month defected to the right-wing get together after dropping the Conservative whip in an Islamophobia row.

Pollsters have urged Nigel Farage, who’s Reform’s honorary president, would offer an additional increase if he returns to frontline politics.